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Judy Jackson, MHA
Minister for Parks and Heritage

The Parks and Wildlife Service is calling for people with experience, skills and knowledge in natural resource management who are interested in becoming a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.

The Minister for Parks and Heritage, Judy Jackson, said the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (NPWAC) provides independent advice to the Minister and the Director of the Parks and Wildlife Service on the management of Tasmania's parks and reserves system.

"The council is the peak statewide community advisory body for matters relevant to the functions of Tasmania's national parks and reserves," she said.

"With 19 national parks and 441 reserves that make up nearly 40 per cent of the State, the Parks and Wildlife Service faces significant challenges.

"The Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for managing Tasmania's parks and reserves and for protecting the State's unique natural and cultural heritage, while at the same time providing for sustainable use and economic opportunities for the Tasmanian community.

"This council therefore has an important role in providing feedback to the Parks and Wildlife Service management on its strategies, policies and management plans.

"We're inviting nominations from people with an interest in park management issues and who have the capacity to offer independent advice, taking into account community views and expectations."

The council consists of a maximum of 12 members, nominated by the Minister. There are currently two vacancies.

It meets four times a year with most meetings held over two days. The term of office for members is generally three years, however to facilitate rolling membership, the selection panel will consider those who seek shorter terms of one or two years.

Interested persons are invited to download our expression of interest kit. (PDF 62 Kb)

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing
Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.

Further information:
Elizabeth Archer 0408 105 230